Definition of embay in English:


Line breaks: em¦bay
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbeɪ
, ɛm-/


[with object]
1(Of the wind) force (a boat) into a bay: ships were embayed between two headlands
2chiefly Geology Enclose (something) in a recess or hollow.
More example sentences
  • These landslides were embayed by the lava that flooded the central caldera floor.
  • This landslide material was then embayed by lava when the central caldera was flooded.
  • The great escarpment is embayed by major valleys, and a belt of mountains lies between it and the coastal plain.
3 (as adjective embayed) Formed into bays: the embayed island

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